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India Recognizes Tibet as Part of China
Sify, Beijing, Jun. 24, 2003
"India and China signed the Declaration on Principles for Relations and Comprehensive Cooperation on Jun. 23, 2003. Following is the full text of the declaration [only relevant sections reproduced here verbatim]:"
"Declaration on Principles for Relations and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of India at the invitation of Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China H.E. Wen Jiabao, Prime Minister of the Republic of India H.E. Atal Bihari Vajpayee paid an official visit to the People's Republic of China from Jun. 22 to 27, 2003."
"The Indian side recognizes that the Tibet Autonomous Region [T.A.R.] is part of the territory of the People's Republic of China and reiterates that it does not allow Tibetans to engage in anti-China political activities in India. The Chinese side expresses its appreciation for the Indian position and reiterates that it is firmly opposed to any attempt and action aimed at splitting China and bringing about 'independence of Tibet.' The Indian side recalled that India was among the first countries to recognise that there is one China and its one China policy remains unaltered. The Chinese side expressed its appreciation of the Indian position."